The critically acclaimed musical COME FROM AWAY continues its record-breaking success story with nine Olivier Award nominations announced overnight (tied with a revamped version of Stephen Sondheim’s Company).
The nominations forCOME FROM AWAY, which opened on the West End on 18 February 2019, include: Best New Musical; Best Director – Christopher Ashley; Best Theatre Choreographer – Kelly Devine; Best Lighting Design – Howard Binkley; Best Sound Design – Gareth Owen; Outstanding Achievement in Music – Book, Music and Lyrics: David Hein and Irene Sankoff; Music Supervisor, Arrangements: Ian Eisendrath; Orchestrations: August Eriksmoen; Musical Directly/UK Music Supervisor: Alan Berry; and the band of Come From Away plus Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical – Clive Carter (Claude Elliott), Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical – Robert Hands (Nick Marson) and Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical – Rachel Tucker (Beverley Bass).
The Oliviers – named after acting legend Laurence Olivier – are the West End’s equivalent of the Tonys, with the winners announced on 7 April. These accolades come after an extraordinary slew of rave reviews of the production:
“Irresistible and inspiring…
I was still standing and cheering on the train home”
“A gently miraculous masterpiece.”
Time Out London
“Moving, uplifting and life-affirming”
The Stage UK
“A triumph of ensemble storytelling.”
Broadway World UK
“This show is a foot-stomping, heart-warming TRIUMPH.”
“Just go see Come From Away! Five stars just doesn’t seem enough”
“Come from near, come from far, come from away
– just make sure you come and see this show”
The much-anticipated Australian premiere ofCOME FROM AWAY opens at the newly refurbished Comedy Theatre in Melbourne on Saturday 20 July.
COME FROM AWAY is produced in Australia by Junkyard Dog Productions and Rodney Rigby.